WASHINGTON, March 22â€”Associated Builders and Contractors announced today that Milwaukee Tool is a platinum-level sponsor for its 2019-2021 ABC conventions and the official tool sponsor of the National Craft Championships. An industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, hand tools, accessories, jobsite lighting and storage solutions, Milwaukee Tool will provide tools and safety equipment for NCC competitors.
â€œWeâ€™re so excited to have Milwaukee Toolâ€™s support for ABCâ€™s annual celebration of careers in construction, honoring the men and women who build America,â€ said Greg Sizemore, ABCâ€™s vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. â€œMilwaukee Toolâ€™s alignment with ABCâ€™s workforce development and safety initiatives will not only benefit NCC competitors, but the industry as a whole for years to come.â€
At the NCC, construction craft professionals compete for top honors in 14 competitions representing 12 crafts, from electrical and plumbing to carpentry and welding. The competition includes a two-hour written exam and a daylong, hands-on practical performance test. Milwaukee Tool will also provide prizes for competitions winners.
â€œAt Milwaukee Tool, we take pride in working directly with the professional construction trades to help make them more productive,â€ said Scott Teson, vice president of skilled trades for Milwaukee Tool. â€œA key part of fostering this productivity is ensuring professionals have the resources they need to be successful in their trade. We are proud to support ABCâ€™s continued commitment to workforce development.â€
In addition to NCC, ABC Convention 2019, which will be held in Long Beach, California, March 24-28, includes education sessions, speakers, networking events, award ceremonies and the Construction Management Competition. The annual NCC is part of ABCâ€™s effort to raise the profile of careers in construction and highlight the $1.1 billion that ABC member companies spend annually on workforce development.